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Obituaries — Jan. 5 issue


Connie Cheryl Cross, 57, of Trenton, passed away Friday, Dec. 31, 2021.

Her love of life along with her struggles gave everyone she met a remarkably different perspective of their circumstances.  She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.  Connie’s direct candor and sense of humor will live in the hearts of many for years to come.

She was preceded in death by her father, Carl E. Cross; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Tom Stephens, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Cross; aunt, Gertha Stephens; uncles, Bernard Stephens, Andy Newby and Roy Stephens.

Survivors include her mother, Bertha Stephens Cross; brother, Mark Cross; nephew, Zach Cross; niece, Beth Cross; aunts, Betty Keith, Shirley Stephens, Kathleen Newby and Janet Hixon.

Childhood friends are rare treasures and Connie was very fortunate to have two such treasures DeeDee Humphrey and Onvil Moore were always there anytime she needed them. Connie was also very thankful Courtney Hammett came into her life and appreciated her friendship, support and willingness to help anyway she could. Connie loved to laugh and had a mischievous nature, which she shared with her best friend of 32 years Tracey Nunley.

She was a graduate of Northwest Georgia High School and McKenzie Business College.

A graveside service will be Thursday, Jan. 6, at noon at Lake Hills Memorial Gardens in Trenton.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, Jan. 5, from 5–8 p.m., at Moore Funeral Home in Trenton.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Chattanooga Kidney Foundation:

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Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Trenton.



Harold Carson Freeman III, 31,passed away Friday, Dec. 24, 2021.

He was born in Thomasville in 1990 at Archibald Memorial. He graduated from Dade County High School in 2009. He then attended technical school in Jacksonville, Fla., where he graduated with a commercial diving license from CDA Technical Institute. He held certifications including an advanced open water diving, rescue diver, and master diver. When he shared stories of his underwater welding, the pride of his accomplishments would light up his eyes. He loved the outdoors and was the best older brother, loving son, proud father, and a genuine friend to many.

Carson was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harold Carson Freeman Sr. and Agnes Catherine Rimpf-Freeman.

Survivors include his daughter, Everly June Wheeler; parents, Harold Carson Freeman Jr., and Judy Kaye Alsobrook-Freeman; siblings, Michael Anthony, Katie Alta Ann, and Zachary Tobias; grandparents, Charles Lamar Alsobrook Sr., and Katie Ruth Tinker-Alsobrook; aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of life gathering was Thursday Dec. 30 at Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton. Interment was on Lookout Mountain in the Alsobrook family cemetery.

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Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton.



Gertrude Audrey Daniel Oliver, 95, of Trenton, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021.

She was a CNA and served in the capacity for many years. She was a member of New England Seventh Day Adventists Church for many years.

She was preceded in death by her husbands, Thomas E. Daniel, Sr., and Charles E. Oliver; sons; Jerry Daniel and Jimmy Daniel; parents, Benjamin “Ben” and Myrtle Kibler Johnson; brothers, Leon Johnson, Howard “Bottom” Johnson, Joe B. Johnson, and A.C. Johnson.

Survivors include her daughters, Janet (Mike) Manley of Oxford, Ala., and Myrna (Robyn) Griffin of Trenton; sons, Thomas (Debbie) Daniel, Jr. of Georgetown, Tenn., Jackie (Sharon) Daniel of Crossville, Tenn.; sister, Louise Coates of Wildwood; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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Funeral services were Friday, Dec. 31 in the funeral home chapel with Pastor Homer Barrett officiating.  Interment was in Brown’s Gap Cemetery.

Arrangements by Ryan Funeral Home, Trenton.



Glenda Sue Smith, 74, of Bryant, Ala. passed away December 29, 2021. She was born May 22, 1947 in Trenton, to the late Christine Cloud Lowrey and Carlie Lowrey, Jr. Glenda retired from TVA and was a Mary Kay consultant. She was a member of Glendale Church of Christ, Bryant, Ala. and a board member of the Harris Chapel Cemetery. Glenda enjoyed cooking, gardening, the outdoors, and spending time with her family.

In addition to her parents, Glenda was preceded in death by her husband Calvin Smith; stepfathers Wendell Kennamer and Rayburn Henderson; sister Barbara Scott; brother John Lowrey; stepsons Dennis Smith and Gary Smith; grandparents James and Louella Cloud and Carlie and Irene Lowrey.

Survivors include her step-daughters Donna Simmons (Tim) and Connie (Doug) Smith; daughters-in-law Jessie Smith and Barbara Smith; son David (Kathy) Smith; step-son Eddy Smith; grandchild Lane Smith; eight step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and a host of friends.

Funeral services were held January 1, 2022 at the Bryant Chapel of Moore Funeral Home with Minister Daryel Haynes and Minister Jim Hogan officiating.

Internment was at Harris Chapel Cemetery.

The family wishes to thank the special ladies from Encompass Health Hospice of Scottsboro for their loving care.

Donations in Glenda’s memory may be sent to Harris Chapel Cemetery, P. O. Box 351, Bryant, AL 35958.

Visit to share expressions of sympathy and view her memorial tribute.

Arrangements by Moore Funeral Home, Bryant, Ala.

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